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Mitakihara Homecoming 2049: On The Up

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Mitakihara Homecoming 2049: On The Up

By Gil Rivas
The Daily Magi
September 26, 2049


The Mitakihara Homecoming Committee released the schedule for Mitakihara Homecoming 2049: On The Up. Lin Yi Ling, a senior chemistry major from Kaohsiung, Republic of China, is this year's Homecoming Chair. Lin was excited about this year's Homecoming Week and the theme for this year's edition.

"We are on the up, we are on the rise," said Lin in an interview at Magia Quad. "We are see our graduation rates improve. Our professors are getting more sophisticated in their teachings styles. Online learning is skyrocketing. And our student body is getting better in terms of smarts and savvy.

"So, to celebrate the fact that Mitakihara University is progressing as an institution of higher learning, we are calling this year's theme 'On The Up.'"

This year's homecoming will also see the debut of the university's newest fight song, "Fight On, Mitakihara!" written by Robert Harwell '50, Margaret Williams '50, Alice Kirkland '49 and Emily Jones '49. Lyrics can be seen on the official home for Magi football, MitakiharaMagi.com.

A number of events will take place leading up to the Homecoming Game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on October 2, 2049 at 8:00 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by TSN 2, ESPN 2, NHK and BBC. 

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

Tuesday, September 28

8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Brother John Derek
St. Francis Friary, Edmonton, Alb.

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 Future of High Speed Rail Networks, sponsored by Canadian National Railway. 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 Mitakihara Magi Athletics team doctor Rika Shiguma, M.D.
Presentation of Award, Dr. Madoka Kaname, Chancellor of Mitakihara University, Tsukino Centre (Doors open at 4:30.)

Wednesday, September 29
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. - Mitakihara University Glee Club 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, September 30
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

12 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: $35 for adults, $25 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. Hartford
The Amagami Campus Pool

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

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

Friday, October 1
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. British Columbia
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 British Columbia Thunderbirds, the 2047 Mitakihara Magi Football Team will be introduced. Speeches by head coach Tatsuya Kaname, offensive team captain Willie Jones, defensive team captain Jeff Donaldson, 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 2
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: Br. Nestor Dorian
St. Francis Friary, Edmonton, Alb.

7 a.m. to 7 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.

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

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

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

2:00 p.m. Women's Ice Hockey vs. McGill
Battle for the Sis Puella Magica Cup. Exhibition game, Shanarena

5:00 p.m. - A Salute to David Foster
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.

5 p.m. to kickoff Pre-Game Tailgate at Athletics
Pack a picnic and set up a tailgate with your friends prior to the Mitakihara-Western Kentucky 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.

8:00 p.m. Football Kick-Off
Cheer on the Mitakihara Magi as they take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. 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.

7:00 p.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.

Sunday, October 3
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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