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VOLUME 1 • ISSUE 1

FEB 24, 2011

All Things Southwestern FEATURES: • Mr. M’s Corner • Team Building Report • This week in Recruiting History • Pay if forward

Tips From

DAN MOORE - Mr. M Smackdown!


CONTENT 3 McCroskey’s Motivational Moments 3 This Week in Recruiting History 3 From the Vault 4 Hero Profile 5 Employee Profile 8 Cover Story Mr. M Smackdown 10-20 Team Building Report 21 Team Starts

LETTER TO THE EDITOR This is the area for you to have your voice heard! Do you have an opinion? Tell The Pony about it. Do you have some great Team Building tips that are working for you? Tell The Pony. Do you think this online magazine is so great that you just can’t keep quiet about it? Tell The Pony. In other words, this is your section. Please send all correspondence to thepony@southwestern.com.

Mr. M’s Corner

22 Dorm Gourmet 23 Pay it Forward 24 Getting Everything Done

On the cover: Dan Moore’s Left Foot Editorial Staff: Trey “Topcat” Campbell Geoff “Swordfish” Kidney Lee “Dr.Rock” McCroskey Kirk “Kirkster” Sutherland Tabitha “Habitha” Taylor Had nothing to do with this publication: Fred Landers Mort Utley Wade Floyd Nate Vogel J.R. Graves Kevin Johnson Information is correct at press time.

The Pony is an online magazine published bi-weekly by the Southwestern Marketing Team at 2451 Atrium Way, Nashville, TN 37214. Signed articles do not necessarily reflect the official company policy. © 2011 All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or whole without permission is prohibited. Editorial, publishing and advertising offices: Subscription price: $0.00 per year. Send all remittances and correspondences about subscriptions, undelivered copies and address changes to: Southwestern Marketing at 2451 Atrium Way, Nashville, TN 37214.

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Dear Mr. M: Who should I approach for my first team that would end up doing well in the summer? Mr. M: I think the most successful people for your team would be ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends. They already know your shortcomings and should be able to overlook that when you try to manage them in the summer.


MCCROSKEY’S MOTIVATIONAL MOMENTS “Think positively about yourself, keep your thoughts and your actions clean, ask God who made you to keep on remaking you.” --Norman Vincent Peale “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” --Abraham Lincoln “Underachievement: the tallest blade of grass is the first one to be cut.” --Anonymous “Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.” --Theodore Roosevelt

THIS WEEK IN SW RECRUITING HISTORY: February 19, 1868 – Rev. J. R Graves received his first objection from a college student he was trying to recruit to sell his Bibles and religious tracts from 17-yr-old Silas Jessup who stated “I really want to sell for the summer, but I have to help my dad harvest the tobacco crop.”

FROM THE VAULT Southwestern dealers in the past had it a little easier than you did when it came to hauling around an order book. Check out this order book from 1915! It was small, compact, and did I say small? There were not nearly as many legal requirements in those days. They even X’d off the customers they delivered to. Some things just don’t change!

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Hero profile discouraging to continually fall short, but putting my all into one thing can help all aspects of my life. If we asked your parents what they’re most proud of you for, what would they say? Getting potty trained...it took awhile. What are the first three things you do in the morning to motivate yourself? I think taking time to know what you are going to do with your week on Sunday is very helpful. The reason people get stressed during this job is they feel like they are not putting in as much effort as they should and they feel guilty about it. When you know what you’re going to do the Name: Tyler Clay How many people have you recruited this year? 10 What is your team member goal for this year? 17 What is your biggest accomplishment outside of SW? Getting engaged to Alyssa! Biggest accomplishment within SW? Making University of Nebraska - Kearney a top 20 campus :) What would you say your “key” is to balancing everything this semester? I work all day long. But at

next day before you go to sleep, it helps you wake up with a good attitude. When you look at your schedule at night and see you did what you said you were going to do, it helps you stay motivated. Don’t be unrealistic with your schedule. Say your going to do what you can, then do what you say your going to do. People always feel like they don’t have enough time. I think this is because they don’t know exactly what they should be doing. This year I’m a full-time grad student, working part-time for the college 20 hours per week,

10:00 I’m done, always. No more homework, no more

team building, helping managers team build, house

phone calls, just time with my fiance and my buddies. I

shopping and planning for a wedding. This is a doable

really like that I’ve acknowledged Southwestern as my

schedule because everyday I know what I’m going to

first career. When you take pride in where you’re at and

do. Some days are busier than others and that’s okay.

what you’re doing; you don’t worry and stress during the What’s your favorite quote? “Comfort Zones: Are you in-between time. controlling them, or are they controlling you?” -Alyssa Overall, what motivates you to reach your recruiting goals this year? It’s important to me to reach my

Sage Why do you love what you do? The second best

potential. I think I’ve done well with things in the past.

thing somebody can gain from Southwestern is a

In fact, I’ve been good at most of the things I do. My

habit. Good habits are very difficult to form, but there

focus is to not be good -- but to be great! I’m motivated

is no better environment to have support from others

to do the little things right to get to the next level.

to help you form great life habits. The best thing you

When I think about being a dad I want my kids to push

can gain from Southwestern is helping somebody else

themselves, not for me to have to push them. If they

form a great habit.

see this in me then I feel they will do the same. It can be 4


EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Name: Debbie Taylor Title: Sales Support Manager How long with SW? 31 Years What do you do? I spend the majority of my time supporting the E1 Sales managers and the students from Eastern Europe. Somehow between all of that I attempt to make sure Sales Support has what they need to support their managers as well. I touch base with other department heads to keep up-to-date on all the changes we go through from one season to the next. Favorite part of job? Getting to know the students is the best part of working at Southwestern. It’s a nice perk to not only have one daughter in the program but also to have another daughter growing in her career in the Business Development Group. Least favorite part? Not sure I have one, but it could be stuffing letters. Hobbies? Reading, writing my own series, oil painting Sales Managers you work with? Chris Adams, Jaak Roosaare, Joel Etienne Favorite movie? Meet Joe Black Favorite lunchmeat? Turkey Most inspiring thing you have seen at SW? Seeing the mentorship my youngest daughter is getting from Kevin Johnson is amazing. I would never have expected her to look up to anyone the way she does him. Person who you admire at SW and why? I guess it’s a toss up. I feel like I have grown up in this business with Nate Vogel and Lester Crafton. I know they have the best interest of every kid they work with in their hearts - that means a lot, and as a parent of a third year dealer it means even more to me. It has been very inspiring to watch Chris Adams build Europe 1 and to watch Kertu, Andres, Veiko and Jaak grow their businesses year after year. Why have you stayed here for so long? The dealers keep me young. What kind of car do you drive: Silverado Pickup Favorite color: Yellow Something no one else knows about you? I love sitting in the middle of our farm watching the stars. It’s the only place I know where you can’t see lights from any other source. You haven’t lived until you see a group of horses run across a hilltop with the moon rising behind them. It’s one of the moments that takes your breath away. 5


to SWDealers.com Tired of snagging low-res product images from the website? You can now download high-res images of the product and logos on SWDealers! Images of the new SWAdvantage books coming soon!

Also new to SWDealers - customizable tools! There are now 8 posters you can customize with your own contact infomation. Most students hang these up around campus, local coffee shops, or other high traffic places. More customizable tools to coming soon!

*To get access to these awesome new features, log onto SWDealers and click on the resources tab. You will find two new menu items: image bank and customizable tools.


Tips From

DAN-Mr.MOORE M Smackdown! There is something bi-polar about the college/university environment: it can stimulate the highest of human instincts, creativity, and intelligence and it can also breed some of the worst and most debilitating habits and behaviors. If you are a corporate or full time recruiter, you are not immune from Mr. M! The influence of Mr. M doesn’t stop at the campus boundary, and he can sink his cavity-ridden fangs into the best of us unless we put the right safeguards in place!

Here are time-honored tactics that can help build your imMunity! 1. SCHEDULE. Sleeping. Eating. Atttitude. Hourly. Demo. These were your anchors on the bookfield. They are just as important in recruiting season! You just replace the Demo schedule with the number of people you are going to talk to each week about being on your team this summer. My junior and senior years at Harvard were pretty busy academically, socially, extracurricularly. Making a commitment to tell at least three people a week about joining me in the summer kept Mr. M in his place (most of the time). As a fulltimer, committing to 20 commits per night - no matter what - means you waste ZERO emotional energy trying to 8

decide what to do. No commitment to that is the equivalent of your immune system going through catastrophic failure! Get your sleep, eat right, read/listen to good material and hang out with people who bring out your best, have an hour-by-hour plan, and hit your recruiting activity goals!

2. ACTION. Remember what you learned your first day on the bookfield? Action cures fear. The same is true with procrastination! You know there is something you need to get done and you have been putting it off. Do it TODAY. Don’t wait another day - get it done, and you will feel great.


3. SERVICE ATTITUDE. Dave Brown said it beautifully at GRS. Although he is one of the most unselfish professionals I know, he said he was selfish about Southwestern when he was in school because he didn’t tell enough friends about it. He didn’t share it with them. Care enough about your friends to tell them about your experience, why you want them on your team and why you believe they will do well. Another aspect of service is don’t eliminate people. This past fall I connected with a guy who was on my very first team. We had been friends in high school, and I almost refused to talk to him because I thought he was too much of a fun-loving clown, but he came to my presentation anyway and said he wanted to work with me. I got my mind right, and guess what? He was a top first-year, and sold eight summers while building a great organization.

4. TAKE WHAT YOU DO SERIOUSLY, BUT DON’T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY. Mr. M looks for signs of selfimportance. To him, they look like a big ‘ol bullseye painted right on your forehead. Laugh at yourself! Why, just this spring at the University of Florida I successfully ran off 9 out of the 12 people in my info, and the other three came back cold! Perfect score! Bet you’re not THAT talented!

“It is a privilege to be in business with each of you. Have a great, mediocrity-free, week!” 9


TEAM BUILDER REPORT

PETER BURGESS

University of Glasgow Highlanders Extra Mile

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“Take ownership of what you do in every sense. It’s your business, to be filled with your people. So here’s to Rachel, Sean, Stephen, Tom, Elina, Aiden, Lawrence, Hannah, Angelika, Elise and Jonathan for making it what it is so far. I’m proud of you all. Go Glasgow! -Peter Burgess

SARAH JILL POSTON

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RYAN DAVIDSON

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Clemson University Axis

Loughborough University Highleaders

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LUCAS KARASCH

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GRAHAM SMITH

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CORMAC MICHAEL MACKLE

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PATTRICK D TULLIUS

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Wheaton College TD

University of Manchester & UMIST Highleaders

Herot-Watt University Highleaders

New Mexico St. University TD

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PEDRO VEGA

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JAY KIEW

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VIRGIE SANFORD

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BERNARD W CHU

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Texas A&M University Eagle Blitz

University of British Columbia Redline

Baylor University Dynasty

University of Flordia Eagle Blitz

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TYLER DENNIS CLAY

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CALEB RICH

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University of Nebraska F.O.R.C.E.

University of Missouri F.O.R.C.E.

7 TOMAS OBADAL

CZ-UNIVERSITY OF ECON PRAGUE-VSE

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

DEVAN A DROR

NM-NEW MEXICO ST UNIV-LAS CRUCES

TD

ROBERT C NICHOLSON

TN-UNIVERSITY OF TENN-KNOXVILLE

GUNSLINGERS AXIS

MONIKA MALATKOVA

CZ-BRNO UNIVERSITY

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

TRAVIS W LOPES

MI-UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR THE CADILLACS

ADRIAN SOLIS

TX-UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-ARLINGTON

DYNASTY

ILVA PAMOVSKA

LV-LATVIAN ACADEMY OF CULTURE

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

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6 EVELINA M PRODANOVA

BG-U OF SOFIA -ST KLIMENT OHRDISKI

HIGHLEADERS

YAVOR K PETKOV

BG-UNIV OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECON

HIGHLEADERS

LOGAN W GAITHER

UT-UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

TD

ANGELA J KETCHAM

TX-HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY

EAGLE/BLITZ

CHRISTOPHER L SHAW

FL-UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

EAGLE/BLITZ

YVETTE M KUESTER

NE-UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA

F.O.R.C.E.

EMANUEL M GONZALEZ

FL-UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

EAGLE/BLITZ

GRAYSON J JONES

IA-UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA

F.O.R.C.E.

JENNIFER NUUT

FL-UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

EAGLE/BLITZ

BLAIRE N PARKER

TX-TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY

EAGLE/BLITZ

RICHARD J SHAW

FL-SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

EAGLE/BLITZ

REMO JOEORG

EE-ESTONIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

DANIEL XAVIER MESSNER

AZ-ARIZONA ST UNIVERSITY

TD

PRIIT SUITSLEPP

EE-TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

TRIIN VENDEL

EE-TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

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MONIQUE A FLORES

AZ-ARIZONA ST UNIVERSITY

TD

EMILY GRIEPENTROG

WI-WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE

TD

CHARLES B WINN

NC-U OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHAPEL HILL

TD

TYLER ALAN SMITH

KY-MURRAY ST UNIVERSITY

GUNSLINGERS AXIS

DAVID MICHAEL KLEIFGEN

IN-INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON

GUNSLINGERS AXIS

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ANDREA FLEISSIGOVA

UNIV. OF ECON PRAGUE

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

SEAN CHRISTOPHER BARRY

OH-MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OHIO

TD

DANIEL M CUMMING

PA-PENN ST UNIVERSITY

AXIS

ELIZABETH TRAN

UNIV. OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

REDLINE

SARAH L WILLIAMS

GA-COVENANT COLLEGE

THE CADILLACS

NICHOLAS M. HARTNETT

KY-UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY TD

AMY E LAVALLIE

FL-FLORIDA ST UNIVERSITY

EAGLE/BLITZ

YAROSLAV SURDU

TECH. UNIV. OF MOLDOVA

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

SANITA ALDINA

RISEBA-RIGA INTL SCHL

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

TIMO ALESTE EE-TALLINN

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

TANEL JAPPINEN

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

ROBYN M LEE

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON REDLINE

IVAN M LUNA

UNIV. OF TEXAS

DYNASTY

ERICA Y OHRAZDA

UNIV. OF WASHINGTON

REDLINE

MADIS POLDSAAR

MAINOR BUSINESS SCHOOL

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

MADIS RAUD

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

ZACHARY JAMES RIESBERG

UNIV. OF NORTHERN IOWA

F.O.R.C.E./M.O.R.P.H.

MEGAN E ROPELLA

IOWA ST UNIVERSITY

F.O.R.C.E.

MARET SAAT

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

JANAR SAVIIR

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECH.

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

DARTA SICE

UNIV. OF LATVIA

EUROPE 1 - WINGED 15


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UNIV. OF ECON PRAGUE-VSE

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

ANDREIA HOZHAN

UK-UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

HIGHLEADERS

KRISTEN MAE SATHER

FL-FLORIDA ST UNIVERSITY

EAGLE/BLITZ

KYLE ROBERT PETERS

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

THE FOUNDATION

JESUSITA VILLANUEVA

AZ-UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

TD

WILLIAM R SAUNDERS

NC-APPALACHIAN ST UNIVERSITY

TD

HANS C SCHLEGEL

OH-MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OHIO

TD

ANDREW J SKALSKY

MN-UNIVERSITY OF MN-DULUTH

JUNKYARD DAWG

PHILIP CARL VARBERG

POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIV.

THE CADILLACS

MOMCHIL K. KRASTEV

BG-UNIV OF WORLD

ECON HIGHLEADERS

LUCAS J ODEGARD

ND-NORTH DAKOTA ST UNIVERSITY

JUNKYARD DAWG

JARED S TRUDEL

KY-ASBURY COLLEGE

THE CADILLACS

MATTHEW A BENSON

UNIV. OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

F.O.R.C.E.

JORDAN E KRZYCKI

KS-FT HAYS ST UNIVERSITY

F.O.R.C.E.

MICHELLE J MILLER

MN-ST CLOUD ST UNIVERSITY

JUNKYARD DAWG

ISKANDER AHMET

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

LAURA MEIMER

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

SARUNAS RAPALIS

KAUNAS UNIV.OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

VYTAUTAS RIMKUS

KAUNAS UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

MART ROBEN

UNIV. OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

JULIA ZAMATAJEVA

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

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UNIV OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

HIGHLANDERS EXTRA MILE

HAMISH A LAWSON

UK-HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

HIGHLEADERS

JOHN M CAREY

U OF NORTH CAROLINA

AXIS

BROOKE A VOSS

TN-UNIVERSITY OF TENN-KNOXVILLE TD

DENA M YOUNG

TX-TEXAS ST UNIVERSITY

EAGLE/BLITZ

MATTHEW M SEITZ

MI-GRAND VALLEY ST UNIVERSITY

THE CADILLACS

JOY C. BRADLEY

AL-AUBURN UNIVERSITY

THE FOUNDATION

MICHAEL A FORD

KY-UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

TD

RACHEL L DEMP

OH-UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

THE CADILLACS

ZACHARY DEVRIES

MI-GRAND VALLEY ST UNIVERSITY

THE CADILLACS

MAURICE L. HOWELL

MI-MICHIGAN ST UNIVERSITY

THE FOUNDATION

DANIELLE MARIE ROOS IA-DORDT COLLEGE GUNSLINGERS

AXIS

RYAN G GROOM

MN-UNIV. OF MN-TWIN CITIES

JUNKYARD DAWG

MIROSLAV IURCEAC

FREE INTL UNIV OF MOLDOVA

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

ANDREW J. MEEHAN

FL-NORTH FLORIDA COLLEGE

EAGLE/BLITZ

MIROSLAV MIKULIK

UNIV. OF ECON PRAGUE-VSE

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

DANIELA ZELINKOVA

CZ-CHARLES UNIVERSITY

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

JONATHAN M CLARK

NC-U OF NORTH CAROLINA

AXIS

ALEXANDR GROZA

FREE INTL UNIV OF MOLDOVA

HIGHLANDERS SLIGHT EDGE

HELENA HAIN

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

WILLIAM M HEMMERT

CENTRAL MICHICAN UNIVERSITY

THE FOUNDATION 17


JENNA M KLEIN

IA-UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA F.O.R.C.E.

AIME KLOOREN

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

Europe 1 - WINGED

SHERIDAN MARK MCDONALD

MI-GRAND VALLEY ST UNIVERSITY

THE CADILLACS

JORGE MIKE PENATE

CA-UNIV OF CALIF-BERKELEY

REDLINE

JON WILLIAM PINCHES

AZ-ARIZONA ST UNIVERSITY

TD

TRINITY TAYLOR

LA-LOUISIANA ST UNIVERSITY

TD

KAILI ARNUS EE-TALLINN

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

KULDAR ASSMANN

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

MATISS BREIKSS

LV-RIGA STRADINS UNIVERSITY

Europe 1 - UNITY

ANNA BOSTROVA

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

UKU EHASALU

EE-EURO UNIVERSITY

Europe 1 - LEGUAR

HELENA FJODOROVA

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

ARTJOM FRAIMAN

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

NADEZDA GLUSHKOVA

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

KADRI JOGI

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

Europe 1 - UNITY

AIMEE L JOHNSON

IL-WHEATON COLLEGE

THE CADILLACS

ALICE KALLAS

EE-ESTONIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL

Europe 1 - WINGED

MAARJA KASEVALI

UNIV. OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

HARRY KASK

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

MAGNUS KIISKULA

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

Europe 1 - UNITY

EUNJI KIM

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

THE CADILLACS

ANNIKA KIRSIMAE

ESTONIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

KAREL KOIV

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

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CHELSIE ROSE KOLBERG UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

EAGLE/BLITZ

KASPAR KORK

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - Winged

KRISTIN KRIIBI

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - Winged

KEVIN KAIPING KU

CN-SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

LIIS KUKK

TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

OSCAR LANGE

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

RIMA MESKELIUNAITE

VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

MEELIS MIKIVER

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

KADI MIKSON

ESTONIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

MARELLE NURMSALU

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

RENE OLLINO EE-MAINOR BUSINESS SCHOOL

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

PRIIT PATRAEL

EE-ESTONIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

ANDRIUS PELEGRIMAS

LT-VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

OLEV PIHLAKAS

EE-TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

KARIN PLOOM

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

JAANIKA POLD

EE-ESTONIAN UNIV. OF LIFE SCIENCES EUROPE 1 - WINGED

G.POLITOTSHENKOV

EE-TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

JAN POZNAHIRKO

EE-TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

MICHAEL R PRECHTER

NC-NORTH CAROLINA ST UNIVERSITY AXIS

PRIIT PRIIMAGI

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

MARTIN RAADIK

EE-TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

MADLI REMMELKOOR

EE-TALLINN UNIV.OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - WINGED

LAURYNA SERAPINAITE LT-VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY

EUROPE 1 - UNITY 19


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WILSON C. SHING

CN-LANGARA COLLEGE

REDLINE

EPP SINISAAR

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - SWagger

ILJA SMARJOV

EE-UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

MARDO SOO

EE-TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

KAREL SOOTALU

EE-TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - LEGUAR

MARTIN TAMMEJUUR

EE-TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

GARY TAO

CA-UNIV OF CALIF-LOS ANGELES

REDLINE

RIVO TOOMSALU

EE-TALLINN UNIV. OF TECHNOLOGY

EUROPE 1 - Winged

CHRIS UIBOPUU

EE-MAINOR BUSINESS SCHOOL

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

ANNELI UUDEKULL

EE-UNIVERSITY OF NORD

EUROPE 1 - UNITY

MICHAEL XIE

CN-UNIV. OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

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DORM GOURMET RAMEN NOODLE N’ EGG Serves one; prep time approx. 1 minute; cook time approx. 5 min What you need:

-Ramen noodles pack -One egg -One celery stick, chopped or sliced (depending on preference) -One table spoon of red chili powder, or 1 tsp. cayenne and 1 tsp. paprika -One tsp. of garlic powder (NOT garlic salt) -A bowl and a fork

HOW TO MAKE IT AWESOME:

1. Fill a sauce pan with at least 2 cups of water (depending on the size of the pan, there needs to be enough water for you to have room to push the uncooked slab of noodles to the bottom and have it fully covered with about an inch of water still above it). 2. Put the celery pieces in the water. 3. Bring the water to a rolling boil. 4. Insert noodles, turn down heat to medium-high. 5. Immediately put in the chili powder (or cayenne/paprika mix) and garlic powder. 6. Separate noodle block with a fork, stir a little, bringing the celery bits in with the noodles. 7. Immediately after separation, crack the egg and—without shells—plop it in the middle of the noodles (noodles should create a bed for the egg), and use your fork to bring edges of noodles over the top of the egg. It’s ok if the egg goes to the bottom, just try not to break it. 8. Let it cook to your desired consistency, both egg and noodle. 9. Pour the seasoning packet into the bowl. 10. When your noodles and egg are done, carefully pour a little bit of water into the bowl and mix it with the seasoning until dissolved, then use your fork to get the noodles, egg, and celery bits in there, too.

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PAY IT FORWARD As many of you know, Dan Moore appeared live on NBC’s TODAY Show on December 14 with Ann Curry outside 30 Rock. As you recall, we made a large donation of educational products to the TODAY Show’s Holiday and Toy Gift Drive. We were able to donate 6,031 CD-ROM bundles with a retail value of $602,798! This is the sixth year Southwestern has participated in the toy drive. We received a thank you letter from L.A. Family Housing in California. L.A. Family Housing serves thousands of families who are in need of temporary shelter, along with an array of social services for people who are hurting. In their letter, their President said, “On behalf of L.A. Housing and the families we serve I would like to thank Southwestern for the Clifford Learning Collection DVD’s they sent to our organization via the Today Show. These will be given to children living at our Sydney M Irmas Transitional Living Center, our Comunidad Cesar Shavez Emergency Shelter, and in our low income properties.”

GETTING EVERYTHING DONE (and Staying Sane) By: Lee McCroskey In this section, we’ll be exploring the notion of balance at school—how to do well academically, recruit a team, and also have a social life. So, to begin somewhere, let’s talk about balance in the first place. How important is balance, and what does that mean to you? I’ve heard students say, “I just need more balance!” Well, define that—what does it look like to you? Does it mean you get your studying/homework done by 5:00 p.m. every night and have time to chill with friends? Does “balance” mean you work out every day? Do you require 2 hours of League of Legends online or Modern Warfare 2 to achieve some sense of balance? You know when you feel balanced! The more distinctions you have regarding what a balanced life entails for you, the better. Many of us get too immersed in one area: we get behind in school and go 100% at that. Then, we realize we haven’t worked out in a month, so we hit that hard and neglect another area of our lives. Then yikes! We have forgotten recruiting, so we drop studying and plow into team building, dropping everything else. This “all or nothing” approach is tough to maintain, and certainly does not lead to a sense of work/life balance. So, step one this week is to define what a balanced life might look like to you. Go think.

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