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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

Man's Best Friend
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Man's Best Friend
81 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The human-canine relationship is one that goes back centuries. Since almost the beginning of man, we have domesticated those animals that were formerly wild and allowed them to come into our shelters and provide us with protection, assistance, and companionship. [Read More]
A Tale of One City
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A Tale of One City
82 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Those of us who live in the safety of Happy Valley have difficulty putting ourselves in the shoes of those communities on the South Side of Chicago. Can you imagine a child killed by an adult to avenge a gang death in State College? [Read More]
Lost in Translation
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Lost in Translation
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With the recent events that have taken place across the United States and in places like Paris, Beirut, and Kenya, I’m not so sure that humans are doing a very good job translating the language and communication of others humans. [Read More]
The Paris Attacks, ISIS, Politics, and Motivation
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The Paris Attacks, ISIS, Politics, and Motivation
84 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
People are who motivated to the point that they are willing to sacrifice their own lives because of their hate for our way of life are not going to be brought down with political speeches. [Read More]
The Empty Nest Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
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The Empty Nest Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
85 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The empty nest isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. With the departure of my older two and the “he’s never here” status of their younger brother, the size and silence of our empty nest has become almost deafening. [Read More]
Turning Back Time
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Turning Back Time
86 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
With the advent of Daylight Saving Time, we are mandated to turn back or forward the clock but do we really have the ability to turn back time? If given the opportunity, would you want to return to the past or jump forward to the future? [Read More]
Get Out the Vote
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Get Out the Vote
87 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In this writer’s humble opinion, the local races -- those which often have the greatest impact on our day to day lives -- are the elections that are the most important. How we vote and if we vote in the local elections has a direct impact on life here in Centre County. [Read More]
I Am Voting For Ron McGlaughlin
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I Am Voting For Ron McGlaughlin
88 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
A candidate’s understanding of the law and his or her experience in the matters that come before the court should be the basis for your decision for whom to vote, not politics. “People should vote for me based on my qualifications," McGlaughlin said. [Read More]
Just the Facts
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Just the Facts
89 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Fact, according to one posting on Urban Dictionary, is defined as “the place where most people in the world tend to think their opinions reside.” Ain’t that the truth? [Read More]
The Papal Visit and Agenda-Filtered Reporting
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The Papal Visit and Agenda-Filtered Reporting
91 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Throughout the coverage of the Pope’s visit and of his speeches and homilies during Mass, the news anchors and political commentators heard what they wanted to hear and reported through that bias. [Read More]
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