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Mitakihara Homecoming 2044: Hope Springs Eternal


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Mitakihara Homecoming 2044: Hope Springs Eternal

Staff reports
The Daily Magi
October 10, 2044


The Mitakihara Homecoming Committee released the schedule for Mitakihara Homecoming 2044: The Most Wonderful Week Of The Year. Aki Muroto, a senior Criminal Justice major, a member of the Swimming/Diving team and the fiancee of Magi football linebacker Kit McGlynn, was enthused at organizing this event for the fans and students.

"I've been a student council president when I was in high school so I know how to lead and organize events," Muroto said in an interview at Magia Quad. "I value Homecoming because it's a part of North American culture. In high schools, colleges and universities, the mystique and charms of Homecoming are strong and passionate, with an energy that is unrivalled.

"The theme 'Hope Springs Eternal' is a salute to our university founder and chancellor, Dr. Madoka Kaname. She has been the one person that will also be on our side because she is the personification of hope. All of us look to Dr. Kaname for inspiration and advice on how to go on with our lives and overcome the challenges that we face on a day-to-day basis. So this year, we salute her and her continuing legacy that is our university. Here, Hope Springs Eternal."

A number of events will take place leading up to the Homecoming Game against the Harvard Crimson on October 15, 2044 at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by TSN, ESPN, NHK and BBC.

The Schedule is as follows:
(all times in PT)

Tuesday, October 11
8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Archbishop Michael May
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Town

12 p.m. - Homecoming Registration Opens - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.
All Day - Museums: Spend the afternoon visiting one of the Mitakihara Museums. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport.
* Nissin Museum of Ramen, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Hayao Miyazaki Museum of Art 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., miyazaki.madoka.ca
* Mitakihara Museum of Puella Magi, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Museums open all day Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday

Madoka Garden: Find your peace of mind visiting the Madoka Garden, located next to the Madoka Chapel. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport. Open 6 a.m. to sunset, all week.

Libraries: Admission is free at the following locations with your Homecoming Passport:
* Yuuki Library, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Saito Library 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Exhibit at Saito Library: The Evolution of Broadcasting the News. For more information, please visit the Saito Library website.
Libraries open all day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

1 p.m. Classes: Participants are invited to sit in on a variety of undergraduate classes:
Classes TBA, see University Web Site

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Mizuhashi Library Tours
Take a guided tour of the Mizuhashi Library at the Mitakihara School of Graduate Studies. Tours will meet at the reception area inside the front door and will leave at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Space on each tour is limited.

3 p.m. - Open band practice
Mitakihara Director of Bands, Dr. Mary Cochran holds a special band practice with members of the Marching Ultimates, the university's marching band.

3:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society
The Society/La Societe is the premiere student-run organization that is dedicated to serving the Mitakihara University community and is owned and operated by the Mitakihara Associated Students. Tours are conducted in English, French and Japanese.
1. Mitakihara General Tour
2. Beyond The Campus: Madoka Square, The Dorms and More
3. Touring the Madoka Garden
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
4:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society/La Societe
1. Mitakihara Athletic Facilities
2. Madoka Architecture: Where Old Meets New
3. Madoka Garden Tea Ceremony (refreshments provided)
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

5 p.m. - Nonaka House Association's Postmeridie Lecture and Award
Featuring former American and Canadian football player Paul McCallum
Presentation of Award, Homura Akemi, President of Mitakihara University, Tsukino Centre (Doors open at 4:30.)

Wednesday, October 12
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

8 p.m. - Harvard University Band in Concert
Tickets required: $40 for adults, S25 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Thursday, October 13
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot

2 p.m. - Battle of the Bands at Tsukino Centre
The tradition continues! See your favorite local bands battle for cash prizes and a recording contract. Many distinguished musical guests and music industry executives will be on hand to witness this exciting, electrifying occasion.
Tickets required: $30 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

5 p.m. - Men's Water Polo vs. Harvard
The Amagami Campus Pool

7 p.m. - Men's Handball vs. Harvard
Urobuchi Fieldhouse, Akagi Court

7:30 p.m. - Sprint Football vs. Harvard
Hakurei Centre

Friday, October 14
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. Harvard
Battle for the Cup of Life. Exhibition, Anderson Court, Marisa Kirisame Pyramid

Approx. 8 p.m. - Pep Rally at Anderson Court, Marisa Kirsame Pyramid
Following the Women's Volleyball game vs. the Harvard Crimson, the 2044 Mitakihara Magi Football Team will be introduced. Speeches by head coach Tatsuya Kaname, offensive team captain Travis Battle, defensive team captain Jackie Bezzina, athletic director Mami Tomoe and university president Homura Akemi will be made.

9 p.m. - Evening activities
Visit the Inu Daruma Pub or your favorite restaurant at the Campus.
The Meeting: Special gathering for Roseluck Arrow Boosters and Men About Town at McGann's, cash bar @ 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 15
5:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast at the Dorms - Passport holders are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast at the dorm of their choice. Pay at the door (cash please), cost is $15 per person.

8 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Archibishop Gatsha Andrew Kolowane
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Homecoming Headquarters and Registration- Rei Ayanami Field
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

11 a.m. to kickoff Pre-Game Tailgate at Athletics
Pack a picnic and set up a tailgate with your friends prior to the Mitakihara-Utah State football game. The Madoka Tailgate Area will be located inside Gate 13. Cars can park here for $20, payable on-side. Tailgate is permitted for 2 hours prior to kickoff and for one hour following the game. More information can be found at the Athletics website.

9:00 a.m. Men's Soccer vs. Harvard
Hirasawa Field

11 a.m. Women's field hockey vs. Harvard
Rei Ayanami Field

12:00 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Harvard
Hirasawa Field

12:00 p.m. Women's Ice Hockey vs. Harvard
Battle for the Sis Puella Magica Cup. Exhibition game, Shanarena

3:30 p.m. Football Kick-Off
Cheer on the Mitakihara Magi as they take on the Harvard Crimson. A block of tickets for Madoka Homecoming is currently reserved through the Mitakihara Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are required and cost $18 each, children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

11:00 a.m. - 4th quarter - Homecoming Barbecue
Barbecue in the Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot, Gates 7-9. A voucher for the "Ika's BBQ Fan Zone" is included in your Homecoming registration price. Please be sure to check-in at the Homecoming registration desk to receive your meal ticket. Drinks will be sold separately on-site. A variety of family a children's activities will be offered in the "Fan Zone," including face painting, music, sports games, prizes and raffles.

6:00 p.m. - A Salute to the Ivy League
Presented by the Mitakihara University Philharmonic (MadoPhil), Tsukino Centre.
Ticket Required: Regular: $35.00, $31.00, $25.00;
Students: $20.00, $16.00, $12.00; Seniors (65+): $15.00,
$13.00, $10.00.
Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Sunday, October 16
9:00 a.m. - Mitakihara 10K Run/Walk for Life
Get ready to put on your running or walking shoes and take a cruise around the different places on campus and in Mitakihara. The route starts at Magia Quad and will weave around the city before ending at Madoka Square. Registration is $50.00 ($25.00 for students with ID) at the Magia Quad tent from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. Refreshments and medals will be provided at finish line.

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