Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mitakihara Homecoming 2050: I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

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Mitakihara Homecoming 2050: I Can't Help Falling In Love With You

By Aziz Al-Hasheem
The Daily Magi
October 17, 2050


The Mitakihara Homecoming Committee released the schedule for Mitakihara Homecoming 2050: I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Celebrating 40 Years Of The Awesome School. Fuuko Kurasaki, a freshman liberal arts major from Tokyo, is not only the MadokASI Vice President, but also the Homecoming Committee Chair. Kurasaki didn't mince any words when asked of her enthusiasm for the 40th edition of this showpiece event for the university.

"This year, Mitakihara University finally turns 40, and the first four decades of this institution have been memorable," Kurasaki said in an interview from her office at the Madoka Union. "Sure, we've had some growing pains, but we have been able to rebound and become stronger than ever. The rise of Madoka as a world-class research institution is staggering, and is a testament to the tireless efforts of the Mitakihara Family, our network of alumni, students, administration, boosters and supporters around the world.

"Plus, our setting is one of the finest in all of Canada. You cannot find a place as pure and innocent to study in that Mitakihara University. It's as sacred and holy as its founder, Dr. Madoka Kaname, who is a goddess in her own right. This university was made in her image, and we are doing out part to appreciate her and to appreciate the education we have here.

"Thus, to celebrate, we have come up with the theme, 'I Can't Help Falling In Love With You.' More than just an Elvis Pressley reference, it's honest words from those who love this school, this city and this county, and who have done so for four decades."

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A number of events will take place leading up to the Homecoming Game against the New Mexico Lobos on October 22, 2050 at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by City, TVA Sports, ESPN, NHK and BBC. 



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

Tuesday, October 18

8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Archbishop Patrick Keating
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver

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: 40 Years of Mitakihara University, sponsored by the Roseluck Arrow Boosters and Men About Town. 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 Head Football Coach Tatsuya Kaname
Presentation of Award, Dr. Madoka Kaname, Chancellor of Mitakihara University, Tsukino Centre (Doors open at 4:30.)

Wednesday, October 19
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, October 20
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

6 p.m. - Battle of the Bands: The Finale at Sakura Bowl Stadium
It's time to say farewell to one of the longest traditions at Mitakihara! See your favorite local bands battle for $1,000,000 CAN and a multi-year recording contract. Many distinguished musical guests and music industry executives will be on hand to witness this exciting, electrifying occasion. This event will be broadcast live by CBC.
Tickets required: $50 for adults, $30 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. UC Santa Barbara
The Amagami Campus Pool

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

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

Friday, October 21
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 Zach Howe, defensive team captain Myron Nash, 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 22
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.

7 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Most Rev. Daniel Martin
Roman Cathoic Archdiocese of Victoria

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. Akron
Hirasawa Field

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

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

10 a.m. to kickoff Pre-Game Tailgate at Athletics
Pack a picnic and set up a tailgate with your friends prior to the Mitakihara-New Mexico 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.

12:30 p.m. Football Kick-Off
Cheer on the Mitakihara Magi as they take on the New Mexico Lobos. 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.

11:30 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.

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 Alabama (...the band, that is)
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 23
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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