LINCOLN, Neb.— Union College is hard at work recruiting students with the faith of a mustard seed.
The Adventist school is offering full-ride scholarships to qualifying students in the hope that their mustard seed faith will move some decent mountains to the Nebraska prairies.
The idea to recruit mustard seed students came from die-hard snowboarder theology professors on campus that had long mourned the complete lack of mountains in the famously flat state.
“Before we came up with the mustard seed recruiting idea we were literally on the brink of dressing in sack cloth and ashes over how far we had to travel for any decent slopes,” said Religion professor, Gyme Paudur. “The highest point in our state right now is elevated pasture land. Not exactly Black Diamond trail material.”