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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

Another One Bites the Dust
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Another One Bites the Dust
70 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
She’s seen coaching changes, the inevitable politics, the evolution of the “star” collegiate athlete in today’s sports crazy culture, and yes, the fallout of a scandal from a front row seat. [Read More]
Does National Media Avoid Coverage of Abortion Controversy?
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Does National Media Avoid Coverage of Abortion Controversy?
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The selective coverage of this mass murder only further highlights how we have the ability to filter situations that are distasteful or too horrible to talk about –- or that serve our agendas. [Read More]
Is This the New Normal? Penn State's Board of Trustees Electon is Not About a Single Issue
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Is This the New Normal? Penn State's Board of Trustees Electon is Not About a Single Issue
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Many have said that the Sandusky scandal is not Penn State. If that is true, the election of the people who oversee the future direction of our beloved university should not be based on one issue. [Read More]
Let's Call Domestic Violence What it is: Violence
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Let's Call Domestic Violence What it is: Violence
73 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
One girl shared that she had been surprised in one relationship when her boyfriend didn’t hit her. Another said “I would only break up if my boyfriend hit me a second time.” [Read More]
A Lesson on Empathy: Why No One Tried to Help a Young Sex Assault Victim
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A Lesson on Empathy: Why No One Tried to Help a Young Sex Assault Victim
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In a case that has rocked a small town and drawn the attention of the nation, the recent events in Steubenville Ohio are alarming on several levels. Our culture seems to be spinning downward. [Read More]
A Teachable Moment: Sometimes Anger is the Answer
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A Teachable Moment: Sometimes Anger is the Answer
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It’s happened only twice in 20 years. Volume, finger pointing and I’m done with this interaction. People in the offices around us could hear it. I’m angry because you aren’t taking responsibility for your actions or your decisions. [Read More]
Women in Combat: What it Means to Women and Men in the Trenches
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Women in Combat: What it Means to Women and Men in the Trenches
76 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
I have seen plenty of women who are already serving in our Armed Forces. I’ve seen reports of and met women who were injured while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. What have they been doing if it’s not combat? [Read More]
Why Everyone Should Work in a Restaurant: Teaching a Positive Experience
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Why Everyone Should Work in a Restaurant: Teaching a Positive Experience
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
It has been my theory since I was about 15 years old that everyone should be mandated to work in the restaurant business at some point in their lives. Restaurant work, like no other, exemplifies the direct relationship between being friendly and nice to getting a positive response in return. [Read More]
The NCAA Legal Suit Chess Match
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The NCAA Legal Suit Chess Match
78 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
Last week we saw legal maneuvering over the $60 million fines that are part of the sanctions against Penn State related to the Sandusky scandal. [Read More]
Patty Kleban: California Dreaming
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Patty Kleban: California Dreaming
79 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
If it’s not happening here, does that somehow allow us to turn down the volume on the importance or of our need to take action? Does our increasing globalization and awareness of the experiences of others make us more or less in tune with what happens outside of our own bubble? [Read More]
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