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Patty Kleban

Patty Kleban is an instructor at Penn State, mother of three and a community volunteer. She is a Penn State Alumna. Readers of State College Magazine voted her Best Writer of 2010 and 2012. She and her family live in Patton Township. Her views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State.

Articles by Patty Kleban

Patty Kleban: After Chi Omega Blow Up, Here We Go Again
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Patty Kleban: After Chi Omega Blow Up, Here We Go Again
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
As we read Internet commentary about free speech, disrespect and prejudice, and as the public relations machines for Penn State, Chi Omega and agenda-driven news channels go into high gear, it begs the question. Are we losing sight of real problems in our community? [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Parenting Advice from Facebook
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Patty Kleban: Parenting Advice from Facebook
73 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
This week, Patty Kleban solicits parenting advice from social media. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: High School Renovation Project Needs to be Collective Community Effort
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Patty Kleban: High School Renovation Project Needs to be Collective Community Effort
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Here we are again. What to do about the high school? In many ways the climate for discussion about what to do with State High is very different than it was in 2005. In other ways, it is exactly the same, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: NCAA Needs Code of Conduct, Not Penn State Athletics
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Patty Kleban: NCAA Needs Code of Conduct, Not Penn State Athletics
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Why do we need an extra layer of bureaucracy because a student plays for a sports team? Holding student-athletes to different standards seems like the proverbial slippery slope. The only group that I can think might benefit from a Code of Conduct is the NCAA, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Refocusing My Health, Starting With a Pedometer
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Patty Kleban: Refocusing My Health, Starting With a Pedometer
76 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I’ve learned that getting to 10,000 means some “have tos” like using the stairs instead of the elevator, parking farther away and taking time to either walk or hit the treadmill/elliptical every day, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Sports Illustrated Misses the Mark with Penn State Cover One Year After Sandusky Scandal
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Patty Kleban: Sports Illustrated Misses the Mark with Penn State Cover One Year After Sandusky Scandal
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Under the heading “Let’s continue to misrepresent and sensationalize a story to sell magazines” last week’s Sports Illustrated has a picture of a Beaver Stadium WhiteOut on the cover with the subtitle “Defiance, Collective Guilt, Revival.” Seriously? Defiance? [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Lessons to be Learned Following Fall From Five-Story Window
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Patty Kleban: Lessons to be Learned Following Fall From Five-Story Window
78 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It was another Penn State story in the national news but this time it had nothing to do with the scandal. “Penn State Cheerleader in serious condition after five story fall.” This time, it wasn’t about NCAA sanctions or an alleged cover-up. This time it was a parent’s worst nightmare. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Common Enemy
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Patty Kleban: Common Enemy
79 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Tonight is the final presidential debate. This debate, the third in the series if one doesn’t count the Vice-President dust-up, is important because it will be the last chance for most of us to see the candidates in action, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: The Fist Raising Parent
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Patty Kleban: The Fist Raising Parent
80 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The people who take a stand and question the status quo are the ones who ruffle feathers and who often end up making a difference, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban: Much Love for the Non-Tenure Track Faculty
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Patty Kleban: Much Love for the Non-Tenure Track Faculty
81 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I’m not a PhD wannabe. Research has never been my thing. I love teaching and am grateful that I’ve been given a chance to contribute. At the end of the day, I just hope that I can have a positive impact on the students at Penn State, Patty Kleban writes. [Read More]
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